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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,497 People

    I was asked what I like to do

    and what my interests are, besides my daughter I couldn't answer. I really have no self interests and it has got harder and harder to be at work. I have to fight the urge to just leave and quit.
    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I can almost feel the darkness spreading

    through my mind, creeping back up on me and I know I can't do anything to stop it! :/
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    My best mate and are butting heads a lot

    recently like deadset we're ready to deck each other and I feel like I'm about to cry. I mean this is my favourite person in the world. The first person I came out too and the only one I fully feel comfortable with and we're ready to punch on. That makes me feel so horrible that...
    DrAlgernopKrieger DrAlgernopKrieger 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I don't want to get up.

    You can't make me get up, I have no need to get up, so why should I, I ready don't care about getting up and you can't make me do it. Just let me sleep all day, just because it is 1 pm doesn't mean I have to get out of bed, no, let me be.......... If I get up that means I have...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Please shut the **** up with the "be grateful"

    quote when you also preach "don't judge me until you've been in my shoes".. Okay? How're you gonna tell me to be grateful when you don't know if I have anything or everything ? I have nothing. Nothing worth living nor fighting for. Now please, leave me the **** alone with that...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Im pretty good at hiding it .

    . I been depressed since 13 my parents would always fight and yell and my "friends would always exclude in everything they did so im always stuck at my broken home xD .. Then i got drunk to try numb the pain but only made it worse after (hangover) till one day i got alcohol...
    emotionalgirl97 emotionalgirl97 16-17, F 7 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    Apparently according to my sister I'm taking

    advantage of the fact that I have an issue written down on paper, which I'm not, I just don't have the energy to handle anything. I'm apparently making all my family ill because I'm like a disease. What a way to make me feel more worthless.
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    xPrincessMia xPrincessMia 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    I had an interesting day.

    I gardened, painted, read and wrote some more of my reviews for music this year. I didn't take any pills during the day and I actually felt kind of calm. While I know a bad day is just around the corner, and I had this bizarre and unpleasant feeling in the back of my mind all...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    YukiUeda17 YukiUeda17 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    A year ago she was my everything

    and I was happy.. A year later she's gone and I'm depressed..
    James550 James550 16-17, M 8 mins ago

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    How I feel all the ******* time.

    Not sure I'll ever be truly happy anymore.
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My parents are divorced .

    I live with my Mom .... Im not that close with my family Especially my mom & older sister & my youngest brother .... I only Get Along with my 1 year older sister 🍃 ... & my Dad long story . I Don't talk to him . He just Got Married to another women . & he doesn't care...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I got blocked by a Facebook support group

    for depression for posting that I was having a hard time. What awesome support. How ****** of a person am I if that's people reaction to me.
    zoezatara zoezatara 31-35, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    My grandmother visited today

    and my whole family decided to announce their problems to her, bringing up the past, pointing out others problems, and for some reason it feels like it's all pouted towards me. My grandmother told me that it's normal for a teenager to be stressed out but she said no human should...
    meganirrgang meganirrgang 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    what my ig sisters told me death is where light

    will embrace me, laughter will kiss my lips, happiness will find its way, smiles will lit my face, sadness will never reach me, I can let go of my pains, I will never be alone again, I will never cry again, no more tears, no more pain, no more sadness, no more darkness, no more...
    tearsarefallin tearsarefallin 13-15, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I haven't always been an unhappy person.

    Not up until a few months ago have i felt so down in the dumps. I brought depression on myself i think.. i've never wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things for the simple reason reason of not wanting to be judged and i think that's what frustrates me the...
    killlian killlian 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I suffered from depression

    and severe anxiety from the time I was eight years old. A lot of it had to do with my dad, I was also bullied, antisocial, had a lack of friends, and often spent my days home alone. I love my dad, and he is a good provider but over the years he has proven to be less and less of...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I went to my first therapist

    and I don't know, I feel like I am smart and know the things he is going to say, I know myself and if someone else tells me it doesn't mean much when I'm out in the world I just react and do. don't think I can change.
    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I can't tell if I'm depressed

    or just a sad person. What are the signs I may be depressed? Pls I can't tell :((
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    “These pains you feel are messengers.

    Listen to them.” _rumi "wound is the place where light enters you" _rumi “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” ― Rumi
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    I really want to be able to open up to people,

    and tell people about how i feel. I think that i used to be able to, but i can't anymore for some reason. I want to be able to share these feelings, to be able to express how i feel. I want to be able to explain to people how im feeling, i want to share these feelings that im...
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    So tomorrow I see my therapist

    and my psychiatrist (at different times) and I'm honestly wondering if I should ask to be admitted somewhere for a bit. they raised my meds and they helped.for a little but.now it seems like they're not again. And I've already been on a bunch of different one's. I'm not sure...
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I just realized that I have major depression.

    . it's really hard to let it click, but it explains a lot.. for one, one of the symptoms (that seems less likely to be able to be something else or that I could make up at all) is to lose 5% of your body weight in less than a month.. I've lost 20% in only a little more than 3...
    kayalucky4 kayalucky4 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I like depressed qoutes,

    anyone want to share?
    Jennaleeeee Jennaleeeee 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Even though I feel like I have conquered a lot

    of my depression I still have times when it claws its way out. Poetry has always provided me with a sense of inner peace and this poem I wrote in one of my darkest places. I wrote it back in August of this year after I thought the love of my life and I were finished. I can say I...
    Harlequingal Harlequingal 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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